Rise in business start-ups in January 2016Enterprises births - January 2016

In January 2016, the number of business births kept growing (+3.1% following +1.4% in December for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise was a result of the significant upturn in start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+4.8%).

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Paru le : 12/02/2016
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In January 2016, the number of business births kept growing (+3.1% following +1.4% in December for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise was a result of the significant upturn in start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+4.8%).

+0.7% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months edged up by 0.7% compared to the same months one year before. Sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs shoot up (+26.4%). Transportation and trade were the sectors that most contributed to the overall rise1.

−3.2% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months came down by 3.2% year-on-year. This was the result of the sharp drop of self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups (–20.0%). Conversely, sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs soared (+28.6%) and companies' start-ups also improved (+5.4%).

Two business set-ups out of five are self-managed micro-entrepreneur's registrations

In January 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 42.6% of business set-ups over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 51,0%.

tab0EN – Business start-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business start-ups distribution by type
Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015 Jan. 2016
Companies 32.5 32.8 33.0
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 24.2 24.7 24.9
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 43.3 42.6 42.1
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

1 The contribution of a sector to the overall variation is the observed variation of this sector, weighted by the share of this sector in the total number of births.

Graph1EN – Business start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph2EN – Trade and business support activities start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, Sirene

Graph3EN – Construction and real estate business start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, Sirene

tab1EN – Business start-ups by month (sa-wda *)

Business start-ups by month (sa-wda *)
Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015 Jan. 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26,123 26,229 26,182 27,442
Variation [m-o-m] % −0.4 0.4 −0.2 4.8
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 44,580 44,333 44,942 46,356
Variation [m-o-m] % −0.1 −0.6 1.4 3.1
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab2EN – Business start-ups by type

Raw data
Business start-ups by type
Moving total % change * Moving total Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months in January 2016 in January 2015
Total 0.7 −3.2 48,384 46,262
Companies 10.2 5.4 15,902 14,036
Sole proprietorships −3.7 −6.9 32,482 32,226
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs −16.2 −20.0 19,681 21,034
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3EN – Number of business start-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)

sa-wda *
Number of business start-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)
NA Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015 Jan. 2016
Total 44,333 44,942 46,356
Industry BE 2,029 2,003 2,077
Of which Manufacturing C 1,767 1,751 1,816
Construction FZ 5,113 5,099 5,466
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,906 13,236 13,322
Of which Trade G 8,171 8,100 8,397
Of which Transportation and storage H 2,491 2,520 2,383
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,443 2,391 2,494
Information and communication JZ 2,145 2,170 2,266
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,292 1,159 1,270
Real estate activities LZ 1,512 1,504 1,591
Business support activities MN 9,872 10,153 10,275
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,474 5,513 5,775
Other services activities RS 3,990 4,105 4,314
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3bisEN – Fluctuation in the number of business start-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)

In %
Fluctuation in the number of business start-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Jan. 16 / Dec. 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 3.1 0.7 -3.2
Industry BE 3.7 −9.3 −13.7
Of which Manufacturing C 3.7 −11.3 −16.1
Construction FZ 7.2 −10.0 −14.9
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 0.6 4.6 −0.7
Of which Trade G 3.7 −4.0 −7.7
Of which Transportation and storage H −5.4 56.4 54.8
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 4.3 −0.8 −3.5
Information and communication JZ 4.4 −1.2 −2.9
Financial and insurance activities KZ 9.5 3.2 9.4
Real estate activities LZ 5.8 18.0 9.2
Business support activities MN 1.2 5.2 −0.3
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 4.7 0.3 2.1
Other services activities RS 5.1 −6.6 −7.9
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • ** Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)